Nannotax3 - ntax_mesozoic - Lithraphidites kennethii

Lithraphidites kennethii


Classification: ntax_mesozoic -> Nannoliths inc sedis -> Microrhabdulaceae -> Lithraphidites -> Lithraphidites kennethii
Sister taxa: L. carniolensis ⟩⟨ L. charactozorro, L. grossopectinatus, L. kennethii, L. praequadratus, L. quadratus ⟩⟨ L. acutus, L. alatus, L. pseudoquadratus ⟩⟨ L. houghtonii, L. moray-firthensis ⟩⟨ L. aichmoides, L. magnus, L. pugio, L. bollii, L. sp.

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (Lithraphidites): Bladed, rod-shaped nannoliths typically tapering at both ends and with a cruciform cross-section and variably developed lateral projections; crystallographic c-axis perpendicular to length
This taxon: Lithraphidites with short, broad projections that have a single curved indentation and spikes at each end. The projections are one third or less then the total length.


Taxonomy:

Citation: Lithraphidites kennethii Perch-Nielsen, 1986
Rank: Species

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: L. kennethii *

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (Lithraphidites): Bladed, rod-shaped nannoliths typically tapering at both ends and with a cruciform cross-section and variably developed lateral projections; crystallographic c-axis perpendicular to length
This taxon: Lithraphidites with short, broad projections that have a single curved indentation and spikes at each end. The projections are one third or less then the total length.


Morphology:


Size:


Ecology & Biogeography


Biology & life-cycles

Phylogenetic relations

Search data:
LITHS: nannolith-other, rod-shaped, CA: process, CROSS-POLARS: T-prominent,
Lith size: 7->13µm; Segments: 4->4;
Data source notes: original description +/- 30%
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within Maastrichtian Stage (66.04-72.05Ma, top in Maastrichtian stage). Data source: Burnett 1998
First occurrence (base): within Maastrichtian Stage (66.04-72.05Ma, base in Maastrichtian stage). Data source: Burnett 1998

Plot of occurrence data:

References:

Burnett, J. A. (1998). Upper Cretaceous. In, Bown, P. R. (ed.) Calcareous Nannofossil Biostratigraphy. British Micropalaeontological Society Publication Series . 132-199. gs O

Perch-Nielsen, K. (1977a). Albian to Pleistocene calcareous nannofossils from the Western South Atlantic, DSDP Leg 39. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 39: 699-823. gs O

Perch-Nielsen, K. (1986b). New Mesozoic and Paleogene calcareous nannofossils. Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae. 79(3): 835-847. gs V O


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Lithraphidites kennethii compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 3-12-2022

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